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  1. Many adolescent girls in Ethiopia and elsewhere missed school during their monthly cycles due to a lack of affordable menstrual absorbent materials or money to buy sanitary pads. So far, few studies have looke...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Daniel Atlaw, Abera Kumie, Girma Beressa, Yohannes Tekalegn, Demisu Zenbaba, Demelash Woldeyohannes, Fikreab Desta, Tesfaye Assefa, Daniel Bogale, Fikadu Nugusu and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:271
  2. Gynecological diseases have been taken attention and studied worldwide. Although, no recent studies have delineated the magnitude of gynecological diseases among Chinese women. This study aims to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Francis Manyori Bigambo, Dandan Wang, Yuqing Zhang, Sabitina Mrisho Mzava, Rongrong Dai and Xu Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:270
  3. The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of a novel technique to treat large benign ovarian cysts combining benefits of laparoscopic management along with mini-laparotomy without affection...

    Authors: Mohamed F. Shaltout, Ahmed M. Maged, Rana Abdella, Mona M. Sediek, Sherif Dahab, Moutaz M. Elsherbini, Rasha O. Elkomy and Sherif Sameh Zaki
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:269
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly influenced psychological and physical health worldwide. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the pandemic on women with fibromyalgia.

    Authors: Asimina Lazaridou, Myrella Paschali, Eric S. Vilsmark, Timothy Wilkins, Vitaly Napadow and Robert Edwards
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:267
  5. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the most common disease of the genitourinary tract in women. Although a sizeable proportion of women have symptoms or diagnosed PMS, its etiology remains unclear. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Seunghyun Lee, Joonho Ahn, Ryoon Sun Lee and Seong-Kyu Kang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:265
  6. Germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1/2 have been established in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome and result in significantly elevated lifetime risk of ovarian cancer. Risk reduction intervent...

    Authors: Lauren Adolph, Ashley Warias, Jocelyn Stairs, Kelly Collins-McNeil, Lynette Penney and Katharina Kieser
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:263
  7. In May 2018, following the preliminary results of a study in Botswana that reported congenital anomalies in babies born to HIV-positive women taking dolutegravir drug, the WHO issued a teratogenicity alert. Ho...

    Authors: Leah Mbabazi, Mariah Sarah Nabaggala, Suzanne Kiwanuka, Juliet Kiguli, Eva Laker, Arthur Kiconco, Stephen Okoboi, Mohammed Lamorde and Barbara Castelnuovo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:262
  8. Gender–based violence is a major public health concern arising from the structural discrimination of women and girls. In 2014, Ecuador criminalized acts of femicide in response to a growing crisis across the r...

    Authors: Esteban Ortiz-Prado, Paola Villagran, Ana Lucia Martinez-Abarca, Aquiles R. Henriquez-Trujillo, Katherine Simbaña-Rivera, Lenin Ana M. Gómez-BarrenoDiaz, Carla E. Moyano, Vanessa Arcos-Valle, Maria Dolores Miño and Sara A. Morgan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:260
  9. Despite the observed decrease in female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalence, it is increasingly being medicalized. We examined the attitudes of both parents towards the FGM practice in Egypt, and highlighted t...

    Authors: Mirette Aziz, Omaima Elgibaly and Fatma Elzahraa Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:259
  10. Marriage is considered beneficial for mental health when stable and of high quality. Yet, it is unclear whether marriage is equally advantageous for everyone regardless of marital timing or migrant background....

    Authors: Kamila Angelika Hynek, Dawit Shawel Abebe, Aart C. Liefbroer, Lars Johan Hauge and Melanie Lindsay Straiton
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:258
  11. It is estimated that between 12 to 25% of women who undergo an endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) are dissatisfied after two years because of recurrent menstrual bleeding and/or cyclical p...

    Authors: Tamara J. Oderkerk, Pleun Beelen, Peggy M. A. J. Geomini, Malou C. Herman, Jaklien C. Leemans, Ruben G. Duijnhoven, Judith E. Bosmans, Justine N. Pannekoek, Thomas J. Clark, Ben Willem J. Mol and Marlies Y. Bongers
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:257
  12. Despite the benefits associated with contraceptive use, there is a low prevalence of contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa and Ghana. Previous studies have partly and consistently attributed the low prevalen...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Elizabeth G. Henry, Mawuli Komla Kushitor, Akua Danquah Obeng-Dwamena, Caesar Agula, Patrick Opoku Asuming, Theophilus Toprah, Charles Agyei-Asabere, Iqbal Shah and Ayaga A. Bawah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:256
  13. Antioxidants intake from diet has been identified as one of the effective factors in the development of hypertension (HTN). The present study aimed to investigate the association between total antioxidant capa...

    Authors: Hawal Lateef Fateh, Narmin Mirzaei, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohialdeen Gubari, Mitra Darbandi, Farid Najafi and Yahya Pasdar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:255
  14. Female genital self-image is associated with sexual health, sexual behavior, and gynecologic health behavior. The Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS) is a simple, validated instrument that quantifies genit...

    Authors: Wanchat Komon, Athasit Kijmanawat, Kitti Chattrakulchai, Sirirat Sarit-apirak, Chatchawan Silpakit and Jittima Manonai
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:254
  15. The diagnosis of endometriosis (EMs) is still based on laparoscopic observation. This study tries to verify whether exosomal tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) in leucorrhea can be used as non-invasive diagnostic m...

    Authors: Yingxue Li, Shuling Cui, Zemin Xu, Yanping Zhang, Tao Wu, Jing Zhang and Yichen Chen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:253
  16. Diagnosed with breast malignancy can be stressful, affecting several domains of life, affecting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being that can lead to stress. To adapt to stress, the patient can use di...

    Authors: Bethlehem Assefa Kelkil, Niguse Tadele Atnafu, Negalign Getahun Dinegde and Mulugeta Wassie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:252
  17. Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra is extremely rare, reported only in single case reports, and its histological origin is not clear. There is no standard treatment for CCAU at present, and surge...

    Authors: Jianguang Miao, Jiebin Hu, Jilin Wu, Wei Guo, Jinbo Chen and Jin Li
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:251
  18. Barriers to breast cancer screening remain despite Medicaid expansion for preventive screening tests and implementation of patient navigation programs under the Affordable Care Act. Women from underserved comm...

    Authors: Maria Castaldi, Abbas Smiley, Katharine Kechejian, Jonathan Butler and Rifat Latifi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:249
  19. Population-based research on the cumulative effects of socio-economic conditions and trauma exposures, particularly women’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) on their mental health in Zimbabwe, ha...

    Authors: Mercilene Machisa and Simukai Shamu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:248
  20. Dolutegravir (DTG)-based regimens have been recommended by the WHO as the preferred first-line and second-line HIV treatment in all populations. Evidence suggests an association with weight gain, particularly ...

    Authors: Yussif Alhassan, Adelline Twimukye, Thokozile Malaba, Landon Myer, Catriona Waitt, Mohammed Lamorde, Angela Colbers, Helen Reynolds, Saye Khoo and Miriam Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:246
  21. Globally, intimate partner violence is one of the major health problems women face every day. Its consequences are enormous. However, our search of the available literature revealed that no study had examined ...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, James Boadu Frimpong, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Zemenu Tadesse Tessema
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:245
  22. Bacterial vaginosis, BV, is a common inflammatory vaginal dysbiosis. The Mediterranean diet, MD, containing foods rich in antioxidant compounds, is shown to be beneficial for inflammatory conditions. This stud...

    Authors: Morvarid Noormohammadi, Ghazaleh Eslamian, Seyyedeh Neda Kazemi and Bahram Rashidkhani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:244
  23. Intimate partner violence remains a major public health problem, especially in countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the factors associated with married women’s attitudes towards wife-beating in sub-Sah...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:242
  24. Task shifting is a well-tested implementation strategy within low- and middle-income countries that addresses the shortage of trained mental health personnel. Task shifting can increase access to care for pati...

    Authors: Obadia Yator, Lincoln Khasakhala, Grace-John Stewart and Manasi Kumar
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:240
  25. Most women incarcerated in jail are not physically active and do not attend recreation time (rec-time), a time dedicated to being physically active, outside. The purpose of this study was to determine barriers...

    Authors: Ricky Camplain, Heather J. Williamson, Travis A. Pinn, Sara Shuman, Bethany M. Robinson, Maribeth Evans and Crystal Luna
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:239
  26. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. Almost one third of women aged 15–49 years who have been in a relationship have experienced to some for...

    Authors: Menen Tsegaw, Bezawit Mulat and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:238
  27. This cross-sectional study evaluated women’s attitudes toward the certification logos, labels, and advertisements for organic disposable sanitary pads (OSPs) and investigated what could be the main reason for ...

    Authors: Hayeon Kim, Jinyoung Jung, Yun-Kyoung Song, Taegwon Chang, Sungmin Park, Jiwon Park and Kyungim Kim
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:237
  28. Cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide and the leading cause of cancer deaths in developing countries. CC can be prevented through available preventive interventions. However,...

    Authors: Miresa Midaksa, Alemnew Destaw, Adamu Addissie, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt and Muluken Gizaw
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:236
  29. Cervical cancer represents a very high burden of disease, especially in Low- and Middle-income economies. Screening is a recommended prevention method in resource-poor settings. Cervical cancer screening (CCS)...

    Authors: Jyoshma Preema Dsouza, Stephan Van den Broucke, Sanjay Pattanshetty and William Dhoore
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:235
  30. Available human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines could have an important primary role in cervical cancer prevention once their long-term immunogenicity and safety are evaluated at the population level. The aim of...

    Authors: Emmanuel Timmy Donkoh, Edward Tieru Dassah and Ellis Owusu-Dabo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:234
  31. The distribution of deaths and morbidities related to cervical cancer is disproportionally higher in low- and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, there is a limited study on cervical cancer prevalence on Sex...

    Authors: Muche Argaw, Aynamaw Embiale and Belay Amare
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:233
  32. The optimal management of patients in reproductive endocrinology relies on the accuracy and validity of sex hormone assays. Endogenous or exogenous substances can compete with the analyte. This competition can...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Liangzhi Xu and Lin Qiao
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:232
  33. The prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension is increasing among reproductive-aged women in Bangladesh. However, the pattern of contraceptive use among this population remains unknown...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, M. Mofizul Islam and Rakibul M. Islam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:230
  34. Preoperative anemia affects perioperative outcomes and often causes fatigue and psychological disorders. Therefore, anemia should be treated before a patient undergoes surgery. Ninjin’yoeito (NYT), a Japanese ...

    Authors: Taro Yagi, Kenjiro Sawada, Mayuko Miyamoto, Yasuto Kinose, Satoshi Nakagawa, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Michiko Kodama, Eiji Kobayashi, Kae Hashimoto, Seiji Mabuchi, Takuji Tomimatsu, Kiyoshi Yoshino and Tadashi Kimura
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:229
  35. Despite the early diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer, it is still a significant public health problem in Somalia. This study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of healthcare professi...

    Authors: Şeyma Zehra Altunkurek, Samira Hassan Mohamed, Eda Şahin and Sümeyra Yilmaz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:228
  36. Interprofessional collaboration has an important role in health care for breast cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Interprofessional collaboration has been reported to provide signif...

    Authors: Dea Anita Ariani Kurniasih, Elsa Pudji Setiawati, Ivan Surya Pradipta and Anas Subarnas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:227
  37. The World Health Organisation’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030 with a target of 70% screening coverage using a high-performance test demand that women increase participation in screening. Factors...

    Authors: Nancy Innocentia Ebu Enyan, Anita Efua Davies, Rita Opoku-Danso, Francis Annor and Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:225
  38. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of albumin-bound paclitaxel combined with carboplatin (Nab-TC) with that of traditional solvent-based paclitaxel combined with carboplatin (TC) as neoadjuvant chemother...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Lingyun Fan, Xia Wu and Yimin Han
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:224
  39. Pelvic organ prolapse remains a neglected public health problem in developing countries. The burden of pelvic organ prolapse varies by region and ranges from 9 to 20%. It poses an impact on women’s quality of ...

    Authors: Dawit Abebe, Mohammed Abdurke Kure, Enku Afework Demssie, Sinetibeb Mesfin, Melake Demena and Merga Dheresa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:223
  40. The consequence of the Great Ethiopian Famine (1983–1985) on mortality had been well documented. However, the long term assaults of the famine on adulthood health, particularly on the risk of hypertension, has...

    Authors: Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Getachew Arage, Habtamu Hassen, Jemal Abafita and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2022 22:220

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